The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

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What happens if the government figures out how to bring to the present a handful of figures from centuries ago?  For one, they'll need handlers to help them adapt to their new world. This novel follows one such pairing through the pitfalls of modernity, inter-century espionage, speculative time-travel, and romantic entanglement. It’s funny, heartbreaking, utterly unique, and captivating.

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ISBN: 9781668045145
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024

North Woods by Daniel Mason

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A brilliantly original novel about a plot of land in Western Massachusetts, North Woods is told through the interconnected stories of the site's successive generations of inhabitants. With humor, wit, and a command of many different writing styles, Mason traces the lasting impact of this site on the lives of the people dwelling there. Funny, awe-inspiring and unique, this masterpiece will impress you with its scope. 

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ISBN: 9780593597033
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Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023

Glorious Exploits by Ferdia Lennon

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Utterly captivating and completely original, this story both pays homage to--and flips the script of--classic drama by making its ancient Sicilian characters seem like people you'd run into at your neighborhood pub. The novel centers on the staging of a Euripides tragedy in a most unlikely place, and it is one of the most unique reading experiences you'll have this year.

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ISBN: 9781250893697
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 26th, 2024